An Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actress will be honored for her work across film and television as “The People’s Icon.” E! announced that the presentation to Melissa McCarthy will be part of the upcoming “E!’s People’s Choice Awards.”
McCarthy is known for her roles in productions including “The Heat,” “The Boss,” “Spy,” Ghostbusters,” “Tammy,” “St. Vincent” and “Bridesmaids.” She will be the inaugural recipient of the award.
McCarthy was nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting role in “Bridesmaids,” and has won two Primetime Emmys, for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Mike & Molly” in 2011 and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” for “Saturday Night Live” in 2017. She has accumulated a total of eight Emmy nominations.
“The E! People’s Choice Awards” will broadcast live from Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif., across the cable networks of NBCUniversal, including Bravo, E!, Syfy, Universo and USA Network, on Sunday, Nov. 11.